Session 4 | Bologna | 5-6 Feb 2014
Agenda Item 3. Continuation of the Review of the Document

3.1 Review common proposal based on TFAC 03-06 from the small group (Doc. TFAC-04-04 and TFAC-03-06)

The small group held its first meeting on 18 December 2013 (minutes see TFAC-04-04). There are still some open issues which will be discussed and solved during a second meeting on 6 March 2014.

3.2 6.1 of TFAC 03-10 on the basis of the Proposal from Mr. Westphäling (Doc. TFAC-03-10/Rev 1)

The group does not see any need for an amendment. The text therefore remains unchanged.

3.3 Review requirement for the mounting height of couplings on tractors to chapter 5 (Doc. TFAC-03-14)

The proposal was accepted.

3.4 Discussion and decision on TFAC-03-13

Mr Duffy explained TFAC 04-07 with regard to the Sewdish proposals (TFAC-03-13). It was decided to continue the discussion in the IWG R55.

3.5 Review of present R 55.01 including Corr. 1 and Amend. 1–3 and the proposals for amendment and conclusions for these amendments (GRRF/2013/16, GRRF-75-21 and GRRF/2014/14)

    The following results of TFAC are presently achieved:
  • TFAC 02-13 (Basic document)
  • TFAC 03-04 Rev. 1 (CUNA-Couplings, Class q and r)
  • TFAC 03-08 Rev. 1 (Drawbar, Class i)
  • TFAC 03-10 Rev. 1 (Class j to become a, Class k to become b, Towing brackets)
  • TFAC 03-14 (Mounting height of coupling on the tractor)
    Still open and further need for discussion concerns:
  • TFAC 03-13 (Swedish proposals)
  • TFAC 04-09 (Italian Proposal for Annex 5)
  • TFAC 04-04 and TFAC … (Results of the small group)

Mr Schauer is asked to prepare a complete document with the agreed changes on the basis on R 55 until End of April (to become TFAC 04-11). Members of TFAC are invited to submit their comments four weeks after submission of that document.

It was agreed to present the results of TFAC to the IWG R 55 in the next meeting to be held in Poznan beginning of June by Mr Schauer and Mr Pagliarani.

TFAC-02-13 | Draft text for mechanical couplings of agricultural vehicles (version 25 June 2013)
TFAC-03-04/Rev.1 | Agricultural vehicle couplings: Class q and r (CUNA couplings)
TFAC-03-06 | Agricultural vehicle couplings UN R55 revision: Definitions and tests
TFAC-03-08/Rev.1 | Agricutural vehicle couplings UN R55 revision: Tractor drawbars
TFAC-03-10/Rev.1 | Proposal of new class definitions for Annex 5 - chapter 6 of Regulation No. 55
TFAC-03-13 | Proposal of changes to the draft TFAC amendments to Regulation No. 55 (Sweden)
TFAC-03-14 | Proposal for Chapter 5 of the Draft ECE R 55 "agricultural couplings" (VDMA)
TFAC-04-04 | Minutes of the small group meeting on formulas and test procedure for agricultural towing devices
TFAC-04-07 | Discussion document on Swedish proposal for connector indicator (Dromone)
TFAC-04-09 | Italian proposal for Annex 5 of UN R55 concerning Clevis-type drawbar couplings and drawbar eyes (Italy)